Ioka Defends WBA Crown with Knockout

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Ioka Defends WBA Crown with Knockout
Courtesy of JapanTimes.co.jp

OSAKA – Kazuto Ioka scored a decisive right to the body of Thai challenger Wisanu Kokietgym in the ninth round to successfully defend the WBA light flyweight title for the first time in a world doubleheader on Wednesday night. Referee Mark Nelson ended the bout at 2 minutes, 51 seconds of the ninth round after Ioka sent the second-ranked Thai boxer to the canvas with a hard right at Bodymaker Colosseum.

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